Ashley and Greg performed summer research at Boeing Seattle
Henry Bright is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida within the Burnett Honors College. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. Within the Raghavan Research Group, his focus is on non-destructive characterization of residual stress within additively-manufactured super alloys using neutron diffraction. This work offered him the opportunity to collaborate with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for ongoing experiments and a 10 week appointment in Summer 2022. After graduating, Henry plans to begin working in the aerospace industry. On campus at UCF, he serves as the Event Manager for Knight-Thon (Dance Marathon at UCF), and is an active member of SEDS-UCF and Honors Congress. His hobbies include hiking, going to the beach, disc golf, and playing games with friends. He joined the lab in Spring 2022.
Katrina Gucwa is a Burnett Honors College undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in mathematics. She is part of the Space Team. Her research focuses on lunar regolith behavior in microgravity, with an emphasis on adhesion and ablation characteristics. Her post-graduation plans are to gain experience in the aerospace industry working on launch vehicles. Then, she would like to acquire master’s and doctoral degrees in aerospace and physics related topics. She is a recipient of the MSTAR fellowship, a research collaboration between NASA and UCF. Her hobbies include language learning, exercise, and spending time with her animals and family. She joined the lab in Spring 2022.
Gucwa K., “Particle-Induced Drag from Cryovolcanic Plumes” OSTEM Intern Presentations, NASA, August, 2022.
Jamie Mihelich is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Her research interest is the development of materials for aerospace applications. Jamie is a part of the Space Team currently working on learning the optical properties of lunar regolith. Her post-graduation goals are to work in the space industry while utilizing the knowledge gained from her research, and to potentially pursue a masters degree. Jamie’s industry interests include rocketry, satellites, and furthering human space travel. Her hobbies include reading, gaming, and traveling. She joined the lab in Fall 2021.